Throughout its history the IRC has been neutral, supplying medical support to facilitating hostage releases. Red Cross food packages were a welcome sight to POWs in Nazi Germany, also to those German POWs in other allied camps. The IRC has helped refugees by the millions, in fact a close family member is alive thanks to the IRC. The problem is that Hamas, does not have Gilad, for all negotiations have failed, also search teams by Israel's elite security forces have concluded the same. This highly political carousel may well have been avoided, had the government of the time realised its responsibility to all soldiers serving in ZAHAL, one that states clearly, ..we leave no soldier behind. Good day.
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from the article: Hamas rejects Red Cross demand to prove Shalit is alive